Oh HO BOY, do I have pet peeves.
People who don’t know the difference between LOSE and LOOSE.
People who really don’t know the difference between:
You’re going to have to work harder at your grammar if your goal is to impress me:
It takes a lot to get me riled up but this error could get me started:
In addition: people who curse WAAAAAY too much on either their blogs and/or Twitter.
Created by Oatmeal
I mean come on, why? Is it to impress us? Are you trying to a bad ass? Do you think people like a lot of cursing? Seriously, WHY?
MY theory? Because you may not be all that interesting without the colorful language?
Hey, it’s just a theory. *shrug*
And finally …
Even though I’m a writer, that I graduated with a professional writing degree, DOESN’T mean I don’t make mistakes. I will, occasionally, let a word slip by me and NOT fix it. (Though it’s unconscious because I’m pretty anal when it comes to editing myself … and others, apparently).
And I’ll prove it by taking this quiz:
Created by Oatmeal
See? Told you.
So please, take a few minutes and make sure you’re typing the correct word/usage because when you don’t? People think you’re an idiot.
Or at least, I do. 🙂
(And by the way, this whole post was meant to be taken with tongue-in-cheek – however, if it applies, well ……….)
(Oh, and you can find the comics above, and many more, at The Oatmeal. Hat tip to Jen from Momma Blogs A Lot for pointing these out).
3 thoughts on “Girl Talk Thursday (GTT): Pet Peeves”
LOL, great post! We have a lot of the same peeves. I think I tend to err on the alot/a lot one some though, just from typing on my blog post as I’m thinking.
Oh, and thanks for posting the links, I went and took both quizzes and scored identically to you! Cuss free and 95% on spelling. Hope you don’t mind, but I think I’ll steal these and post on my blog too, such cute graphics 🙂
Have a great day, Karen!
Ha! Loved your post, hope you don’t mind my linking to it… I enjoy your blog!
Ugh yeah these mistakes really drive me bonkers when I see them. I may not have the greatest grammar, but seriously??
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